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quinnat salmon

[kwin-at]
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noun
  1. chinook salmon.
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Origin of quinnat salmon

1820–30; quinnat < Lower Chinook i-kwanat
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  • The quinnat-salmon has been thus transferred from California to Australia.

    A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)

    David Starr Jordan


British Dictionary definitions for quinnat salmon

quinnat salmon

noun
  1. another name for Chinook salmon
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Word Origin

C19: from Salish t'kwinnat
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